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Lisa Feldman Barrett receives Diener Award

Congratulations to CLBB Faculty and Northeastern University Professor Lisa Feldman Barrett, who was recently selected by the Foundation for Personality and Social Psychology (FPSP) and the Society for Personality and Social Psychology (SPSP) to receive the 2014 Carol and Ed Diener Award in Social Psychology. This award is designed to recognize a scholar (approximately 15-25 years from their first tenure-track appointment) whose work has added substantially to the body of knowledge to the social psychology field and/or brings together personality psychology and social psychology.

The following is the citation that the committee wrote to nominate Prof. Barrett for this prestigious award:

“The members of the Diener Award Committee are delighted to nominate Lisa Feldman Barrett for the 2014 Carol and Ed Diener Award in Social Psychology for her outstanding contributions to social psychology. Dr. Feldman Barrett is one of the most influential leaders in the field of emotion. As a deep thinker who is willing to challenge conventional wisdom, she has developed groundbreaking theory and conducted research that has fundamentally altered our understanding of human emotion. Moreover, she is noted for the use of multiple methods and types of evidence, including experiments, experience sampling, fMRI, and cross-cultural studies, to examine important questions about the fundamental nature of emotion. In addition to her outstanding research record, Dr. Feldman Barrett has provided exceptional mentorship to emerging scholars.

Dr. Feldman Barrett’s 6 edited volumes and 170+ publications reflect her strong theoretical and interdisciplinary approach to understanding human emotion and its implications for human behavior and well-being. She has published in, and her work has been cited in, not only the most prestigious journals in social psychology but also in journals for neuroscience, clinical psychology, biology, organizational behavior, and psychiatry. Indeed, her research on the structure of affect, the neurobiology of the affect system and how it changes with age, and individual variation in affective learning and behavior has important practical implications for a variety of contexts. Dr. Feldman Barrett’s distinctive insights on emotions make her quite deserving of this award.”

Read about the Diener Award here.